Canadian Rail Adventure & the Rockies - 2017

Vancouver • Kamloops • Banff • Lake Louise • Jasper • Toronto
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DAY 1:

Depart home / Vancouver, British Columbia

Your explorations of our neighbor to the north begin when you fly to beautiful Vancouver and transfer to your hotel located along the harbor in the heart of the city. Or, depart two days earlier for your Vancouver pre-trip extension. Today, enjoy time at leisure to explore this lively seaside city on your own. Vancouver offers the best of both worlds — cosmopolitan attractions set against a splendid backdrop of snowy mountain peaks and glittering Pacific inlets.

DAY 2:

Vancouver

Today, discover the many facets of this sparkling city on a panoramic tour. You’ll see Chinatown, one of the largest and most vibrant in North America, as well as Stanley Park, an evergreen oasis of 1,000 acres, and Gastown, a restored 19th-century business district with boutiques, restaurants, bars, and art galleries. Your tour includes a stop at Granville Island. Tonight, join your fellow Vantage travelers for a Welcome Dinner.

Included Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 3:

Vancouver / Kamloops, British Columbia

All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer for one of the world’s great rail journeys! Settle into your seating in SilverLeaf Service, with reclining dome-level seats & oversized windows, or upgrade to GoldLeaf Service, which includes full-length glass-domed panoramic windows for better viewing, plus upgraded meals.

Relax in your reclining seat as you take in astonishing views — including the Fraser River Valley, Fraser Canyon, Hell’s Gate, and Thompson River — and listen to expert commentary. You’ll travel during daylight for optimal viewing, then overnight in Kamloops in lodging arranged by Rocky Mountaineer. Please note that hotels will vary based on train category selected.

Included Meals:

Breakfast  & Lunch

DAY 4:

Kamloops / Banff, Alberta

Re-board the Rocky Mountaineer and continue past Shuswap Lake and Craigellachie to Banff National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site with magnificent alpine scenery and a wide range of wildlife.

You’ll cross Rogers Pass and ride through three Canadian National Parks — Banff, Yoho, and Glacier. Arriving in Banff, you’ll check in to your Five-Star hotel for a two-night stay. Located just out of town near Banff’s famed hot springs, your hotel offers elegant accommodations and amenities — and the most incredible views in the Canadian Rockies!

Included Meals:

Breakfast  & Lunch

DAY 5:

Banff

Following breakfast this morning, visit the breathtaking Lake Louise, known as the jewel of the Rockies for its stunning sapphire color. After some time to explore the area on your own, you'll return to Banff. Cultural Connection: Once there, you'll meet and learn about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from a Mountie, who will tell you about the history of Canada's police force and pose for pictures. This afternoon, walk along the rushing waters of Bow Falls before enjoying lunch on your own, followed by the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure in the park. For more adventure, join an optional gondola ride above the park for magnificent views. 

Included Meals:

Breakfast  & Lunch

DAY 6:

Banff / Jasper / Toronto, Ontario

Today you’ll travel the legendary Icefields Parkway, which connects Banff and Jasper National Parks. Along the way, view majestic peaks, ice-blue glaciers, and thick pine forests. At the vast, gleaming Columbia Ice Fields, you’ll embark on a snow coach ride, specifically designed to drive over the 900-foot-thick Athabasca Glacier. During your tour, your expert driver-guide will share details of this frozen natural wonder. You’ll then continue to Jasper National Park.

Later this afternoon, board The Canadian to begin your three-day rail journey in a Sleeper Touring Class Service private sleeper compartment with half bath. On board, you'll enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travelers. Cultural Connection: During your train journey, you'll enjoy fascinating daily lectures on board provided by the Via Rail staff.

Included Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 7:

Jasper / VIA Rail's The Canadian

Relax aboard The Canadianand watch the world go by, as you traverse the beautiful Canadian countryside. Stops include Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and an evening stop in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Cultural Connection: As you ride through Canada's wide-open spaces, hear onboard presentations by the VIA Rail staff about the regions and towns through which you're traveling. 

 

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 8:

VIA Rail's The Canadian

Continuing our epic rail odyssey, we roll across Canada’s heartland, past the wide-open spaces and golden grain fields of Saskatchewan and Manitoba to Ontario. Along the way, you’ll enjoy included meals, expert commentary, and marvelous scenery from the Park Car with its 360-degree glass dome (accessible only to Sleeper Touring Class service passengers). 

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 9:

Toronto

After your arrival at the Toronto train station, you’ll explore the city’s delightful ethnic neighborhoods on your city tour. Toronto, the largest city in Canada, is a great multicultural melting pot.

Then spend the afternoon exploring the city’s many attractions on your own. Perhaps you’ll take a ten-minute ferry to Toronto Islands, or visit the Distillery District, an arts and cultural community filled with wonderfully preserved Victorian buildings.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 10:

Toronto

Today is yours at leisure to explore Toronto on your own. This evening, toast your cross-continental journey and new friends at a Farewell Dinner at the hotel.

Included Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 11:

Toronto / Return home

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Important Notice: The above day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Vantage Tour Director or regional expert.

Please Note: The hotels listed are preliminary and subject to change. Although we contract our hotels a year in advance, unforeseen situations do occasionally occur. Should it be necessary to change a hotel, one of equal quality and value will be substituted. You will receive verified hotel information with your final itinerary. That hotel ratings are based on the Hotel and a leading travel industry authority on hotels throughout the world.

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